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privacy, and read your statement from a former nsa employee and william binney who recently said the nsa is putting together dossiers on every u.s. citizen, listing who we have relations with, what our activities are. is there any truth to that and why do stories like this persists? it isn't true., we're not putting dossiers up on every u.s. citizen. in fact, we don't have a dossier on you. i have never seen one of your e-
, to the senate, to tell us this program did not exist. yet last week, we had the head of the nsa here lobbying to fund the program. what we need is more oversight. maintain theoth program doesn't exist or tell us lies in congress, then ask us for funding. specifically what we need is more visibility into the fisa court rulings. we understand the need for
, but we .hould stop reporting this clearly, it's not right. >> your response to the director of the nsa general keith
for the american people. opposition mounts to the nsa's mass collection of the phone records of millions of americans, the guardian reveals the existence of another secret contractxkeyscore, the barely everything the user does on the internet including e- mail, online chats, and browsing history. we will speak to spencer ackerman and longtime innocent expert journalist james bamford. his most recent article is headlined, "they know much more than you think." >> they claim we are only doing international, only doing foreign communications. when you're asking for local phone calls throughout the united states, everybody in the united states on a daily basis, where is the truth in all of these claims? >> all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the sentencing hearing for army whistleblower bradley manning began wednesday with a prosecution witness undermining the state's own claims manning's disclosures to wikileaks harm the united states. on wednesday, retired brigadier general robert carr, who oversaw the pentagon
snowden temporary asylum, the nsa surveillance program is coming under increasing criticism in washington from an unlikely bipartisan coalition. we will speak with republican huggers member thomas massie of kentucky and democratic congressman or her john conyers of michigan on their efforts to tracking everyom phone call in the united states. >> it is my fear that we are on the verge of becoming a surveillance state, collecting billions of electronic records on law-abiding americans every single day. >> then, a national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors spreads across 7 cities. [indiscernible] we cannot support our families on what we make. workerill speak with one who went on strike. he is a father of three who works at both burger king and pizza hut. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration is reconsidering plans for a summit with russian president vladimir putin next month after russia granted a year of temporary asylum to national se
, the nsa's own internal audit reveals the agency has broken its own privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times a year. then we go to cairo where the muslim brotherhood has called for a day of rage after more than 600 people were killed on wednesday. >> the one thing people will not stand for in the long term is to have this kind of regressive security state inflicted upon them. once the targets of this authoritarian apparatus moves away from the islamists and starts imposing itself on other parts of egyptian society, then perhaps,e might see, once again a popular uprising against that kind of crackdown. >> we will speak with sharif abdel kouddous in cairo and p.j. crowley, former state department spokesperson, who is called for the u.s. to suspend military aid to egypt and call the ouster of mohamed morsi a coup. then, didn't eight-year-old spy for america? we look at how u.s. allies in yemen used a child the place electronic chips on the man he considered to be his surrogate father. days later, the man was killed in u.s. drone strike. all of that and more coming u
while the united states sought his return to face espionage charges for revealing nsa spy programs. in a statement released by wikileaks, edward snowden said -- a russian lawyer for snowden said he is set to begin a new life in russia. we will have more on snowden and the latest nsa leaks after headlines with two members of congress were trying to defined the nsa's all collection of phone and data records -- democrat john conyers of michigan and kentucky republican thomas massie. says iraq hasions closed out its deadliest month in more than five years following a wave of sectarian bombings and shootings. in total, the violence killed 1057 iraqis and injured more than 2300 in july. many of the attacks focused on iraq's shiite majority which leads the government. in egypt, supporters of former president mohammed morsi are .aunching new protests today the interimedge by government to gradually clear out morsi supporters who have been occupying cairo squares, protesters said thursday they will remain in place. we will not evacuate the square until mohamed morsi is returned to power and
the nsa's past surveillance capabilities. >> the director of national intelligence james clapper went to the u.s. senate and the senate said, are you collecting data on minds of americans? he said, no. the very first sure he we did show they were collecting -- story we did showed they were collecting data. is ann, hasan rouhani upgraded as arends to president replacing mahmoud ahmadinejad. >> if you want the right response, don't stick with a ran in the language of -- don't speak with a ran. >> we will speak with trita parsi. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has announced it will keep 19 embassies in north africa and the middle east closed from to a week due to fears of a possible military threat. ramped up security measures were in place over the weekend that some of the 22 diplomatic posts shattered by the concerns. saxby chambliss, the top republican on the senate intelligence committee, said intercepted communications were reminiscent of what was heard before the 9/11 attac
by the nsa to investigate americans and then being order to cover it up. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. jeff bezos is buying the washington post, one of the leading newspapers in the country. the amazon.com founder and chief executive is one of the wealthiest people in the united states. he will pay $250 million for the post and a number of , less than one percent of his wealth, which is estimated at more than 28 billion dollars. he is a friend of donald graham, chief effective of the washington post company, whose family has owned the newspaper for eight decades. over the past the gate, the companies newspaper division a seen a 44% drop in operating revenue. in addition, he will get another -- a number of other washington post owned businesses. the deal does not include slate.com or foreign-policy magazine, which are own by the parent company that also owns kaplan and will change its name following the sale of the paper. he said management of the washington post newspaper will remain the same, but it
how the nsa had permission to search databases of phone calls of americans. we will speak to senator ron wyden. then we look at the lives of civil rights legend bayard rustin. >> we need a group of angelic troublemakers. ability tos in our make things and workable. the only weapon we have is our body and we need to talk to them in places so that we'll do not turn. month byrs ago this your rustin organized a march on washington. he buys black, gay, and a pacifist. he will be honored with the posthumous medal of freedom. naegle,speak to walter and john d'emilio, author of "lost prophet: the life and times of bayard rustin." all that and more coming up. to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. a u.s. drone strike killed two people in yemen on saturday. the u.s. has now carried out nine drone strikes in two weeks, killing 38 people. it is the most concentrated series of drone strikes in a decade. yemeni official told cnn the number of strikes was actually 12 and nearly a dozen of those killed were believed to be innocent. the united states has reopened 18 of the 19
a news conference to announce a series of reforms related to the nsa spy programs. >> it is not about me as president having confidence in these programs. the american people need confidence in them as well. that is why i have consulted members of congress. i have passed the privacy and civil liberties oversight board to review where our counter- terrorism efforts and our values come into tension, and i have asked my national security team to be more aware of laws and practices. we will have more on the nsa after headlines. scores of people are dead and hundreds are wounded following a weekend of violence in iraq. a series of bombings aimed at shiites killed dozens of people over the weekend. families were celebrating eid- al-fitr, which marks the end of ramadan. according to a private monitoring group, an al qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for the bombings. on sunday, at least seven people died. three u.s. soldiers died in afghanistan on sunday. the u.s. official said that they were killed by insurgents in paktia province. attorney general eric holder is set to unveil a key n
the nsa is searching through the contents of fast troves of e-mail and text communications flowing into and out of the country. an unnamed senior official told the new york times the nsa is not only intercepting the communications of americans who are in touch with foreign targets -- a practice that has been acknowledged publicly -- they are also casting the net far wider to include those who cite information linked to foreign targets. is --mes reports the nsa according to the unnamed official, after the communications are scanned for keywords or other red flags, those that do not raise alarms are deleted. the entire process takes seconds . the practice is touched on in a document leaked by what edward snowden to the guardian about the nsa's powers under the 2008 foreign intelligence surveillance act. the document notes the nsa -- the revelations follow the announcement wednesday the president obama has canceled one-on-one talks with russian president vladimir putin early next month after the country granted temporary asylum to edward snowden. in a statement, the white house cited
intelligence james clapper will head a government review of nsa spying. president obama announced an independent review of the nsa's operations on friday, but then suggested clapper would be in namee three at clapper's immediately sparked outrage following accusations he lied to congress about nsa surveillance earlier this year. a national security council spokesperson says the white house, not clapper, will choose the review panel's members. ihe military contractor cac international is seeking legal cross from four iraqi prisoners who unsuccessfully sued the company for the portrait abu ghraib. in iraqi farmer alleges he was caged, beaten, threatened with dogs and given electric shocks to wring more than four years in u.s. detention. but a federal judge dismissed the case in june, citing the recent supreme court decision to restrict lawsuits under the alien tort statute against corporations for abuses on foreign soil. based on that ruling, the website, dreams reports that caci has filed a lawsuit demanding the four iraqis hand over $15,000 to cover the firm's legal fees. the top
a month ago. >> given the amount of information the nsa gathers on us, hard to believe that he did the know. what happened, the president was down there lauding a company that he said would reduce the middle-class, $11 an hour on average, they do not meet the living wage, they have tax avoidance. breakare going to go to off and then come back. we are speaking to dennis johnson of melville house. it at the college is also with us. now!is democracy we will be back in a minute. ♪ [music break] >> "it says here" by billy bragg. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. we are having a roundtable discussion of that jeff bezos purchasing the washington post. dennis johnson is with us from of the house. mac mcclelland is also with us. read an article about jeff bezos written by someone from the columbia school of journalism. she wrote -- interesting questions, and jeff cohen. >> these are all good questions. the one thing that is missing is the discretion of the hallowed journalistic traditions of the washington post. any media consumer who has been looking at
nsa intercepts, domestic wiretaps, and informants to help dea agents launch criminal investigations of americans. instructedare then to re-create the investigative trail in order to conceal the origins of the evidence area reuters is reporting the dea has also provided classified intelligence obtained by the nsa and other sources to the internal revenue service to help in their investigations of americans. like at the dea, irs agents are then instructed to cover up how they obtained the tips. pakistan, u.s. state department has ordered most personnel to leave the consulate in lahore because of a threat to the mission. gunman in the pakistani city of of aa fired on the vehicle politician driving past worshipers leaving a mosque, killing nine people and wounding 27. attack came one day after suicide bombing attack in the same city killed three people at a policeman's funeral. three u.s. drone strikes killed at least 12 people in yemen on thursday. the united states has not carried out at least a drone strikes in yemen since july 27, killing 34 people, according to the associated press
questions over edward snowden's revelation that nsa spying has expanded to all of latin america with brazil its biggest target. >> i have asked the people of on theto stay focused important realities of our the bilateral relations between our country which continue to grow stronger and stronger. brazil and other countries will understand exactly what we're doing, why and how, and we will work together to make sure that whatever is done is done in a way that respects our friends and our partners. and that is what we are going to achieve. >> brazil continues to demand an explanation from the white house on the spying. on tuesday, the foreign minister said the spying threatens to cast a shadow of distrust over u.s.-brazil relations. the oil giant bp has filed a lawsuit along the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill. the environmental protection agency imposed the ban master, citing bp's lack of business integrity. in its lawsuit, bp says the ban amounts to abuse. those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. news in to breakin
ranging nsa surveillance programs that edward snowden has revealed. >> a lot of these programs were put in place before i came in. i had some skepticism and i think we should have healthy skepticism about what government is doing. i had the programs reviewed and putting additional safeguards to make sure there is federal court oversight as well as congressional oversight, that there is no spying on americans. we don't have a domestic spying program. what we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or e-mail address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat. >> edward snowden's father says he believes president clinton will continue to stand firm in the face of pressure from the obama administration to hand --r his son whom the name president vladimir putin will continue to stand firm in the face of pressure from the obama administration to hand over his son. >> this isn't about russia. the fight isn't in russia. the fight is right here. the fight is about these programs that undermine, infringe upon, violate our constitutional rights. presiding over
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